3 Habits That Can Stain Your Teeth

3 Habits That Can Stain Your TeethEven with good, mindful preventive dental care habits, it is possible for stains to develop on the surfaces of your teeth. Throughout your daily life, many foods and drinks (even healthy ones) can leave behind particles that can negatively effect the color of your smile. Your routine dental cleaning can help to break up some of these stains, and a professional whitening treatment can help break up more. Even at-home whitening systems and toothpastes can help you get the bright smile you are seeking. However, there are three bad habits that can stain your teeth and get you back in the yellow prematurely. Poor oral hygiene, certain dietary choices, and tobacco products can all contribute to the staining of your teeth.  (more…)

Sleep Apnea Should Not Be Ignored

Sleep Apnea Should Not Be IgnoredSnoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues of your mouth and throat collapse into your airway. This causes a blockage and can prevent you from breathing momentarily; it can cause a lack of oxygen to reach your bloodstream. If you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, it can be affecting your overall health and you may not even know it. Because sleep apnea can sound similar to snoring, you may choose to go on ignoring it. Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to an increased risk for a wide range of health issues, so it should not be ignored.  (more…)

Worlds Of Fun Opening Day

Worlds Of Fun Opening Day For now, the snow seems to have gone away, spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. April 21st marks the Opening Day of Worlds Of Fun amusement park. The 2018 season kicks off with a big celebration! Enjoy the return of your favorite rides, live shows, dance parties, characters from the Peanuts comics, and more. The 2018 season is the first for the new ride, the Nordic Chaser. On Nordic Chaser, guests of all ages will ride mini ships that rotate speedily around a circuit. The ride captures the imagination as you experience the sensation of rising and falling along ocean waves. You can find this new ride in the park’s Scandinavia themed area. The classic rollercoaster, Timber Wolf, will reopen later this season.  (more…)

Tips To Boost Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Our team wants to help you with your smile's health. To schedule a consultation with your dentist, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018 or 913-353-4213. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.When you reach a certain age, you may have decided that you have maxed out on your oral hygiene game. Maybe you feel like there are no ways to improve because you are remembering to brush and floss daily? Or maybe you know that there are days where you have completely forgotten to floss? Maybe you remember a night where you went to sleep without brushing your teeth? You are not alone. Perfection is hard to obtain and most people have room to improve in their oral hygiene routine. The better able you are to keep your mouth clean of harmful bacteria, the healthier your mouth will remain. These tips may help you give a little boost to your oral hygiene routine(more…)

How Can I Update My Smile’s Appearance?

How Can I Update My Smile's Appearance?A perfect smile is not defined as one without any cosmetic blemishes and imperfections. A perfect smile is smile that is healthy and gives you the feeling of confidence. A smile with health issues or a smile that makes you feel insecure is a smile that needs to be addressed. A common misconception exists that cosmetic dentistry is a way to make your smile look just like everyone else’s. However, cosmetic dentistry is the art of making sure that your unique smile is one that makes you feel utterly confident. Your dentist can help you assess your smile goals as well as assessing your smile’s needs. When it comes to updating your smile’s appearance, the health and integrity of your smile absolutely comes first.  (more…)

Minimizing Bone Loss After Tooth Loss

Minimizing Bone Loss After Tooth LossWhether it is brought about by severe tooth decay or accidental damage, a tooth extraction can sometimes become necessary.  The loss of a tooth, whether by extraction or other reasons, can lead to a drastic change in your smile’s function and appearance. It can lead to a  diminishing functions in biting, chewing, and maybe even speaking. Tooth loss can create a loss of bone density in your jaw bone, specifically loss of density in the alveolar bone that supports and surrounds your teeth. The alveolar bone is stimulated by your teeth and their roots, and when this stimulation is lost with the loss of the tooth, it can cause your body to stop sending essential minerals to that area of the bone. This  can result in a loss of bone density. Over time, the jaw can begin to soften and change shape, which puts your remaining teeth unsupported. There are ways to minimize bone loss after tooth loss(more…)

How Can A Filling Help My Tooth?

How Can A Filling Help My Tooth?You probably do your best to care of your smile and keep it healthy. If you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, mind your sugary snacks, drink plenty of water, and visit your dentist for regular exams, you are doing good work on caring for your smile. Though, sometimes, despite even the best of efforts, you can still find yourself with a cavity. While the causes are often a lapse in hygiene, things like grinding your teeth (bruxism) or misalignment can lead to tooth decay. A cavity is created once tooth decay has eroded enough of your enamel to form a small hole. A filling can help a tooth with a cavity by stopping tooth decay from progressing and causing more damage.  (more…)

Understanding A Root Canal Treatment

Understanding A Root Canal Treatment Root canal treatments are fairly common dental procedures. However, if you have never experienced the process, then you may find yourself nervous if and when your dentist recommends it. The words, “root canal treatment,” can cause you to feel uneasy if you don’t understand how it helps. For decades, a root canal was a punchline in TV and movies to refer to a painful dental procedure. Though the truth is that root canal treatments have advanced far in the past few decades. Treatment is often faster and more comfortable than many patients expect, but most importantly, a root canal (endodontic) treatment is often your best chance at preserving what may be left of a severely infected or inflamed tooth.  (more…)

Spring Cleaning For Little Smiles

Spring Cleaning For Little Smiles When the sun starts to come out after hiding from us all winter, it can cause some inspiration to get everything fresh and clean. You may feel more inspired to sweep away dust and dirt and scrub everything with a little bit of elbow grease to make it all sparkling clean! Just remember that when you are creating your list of things to clean up around the house for some “Spring Cleaning,” think about checking in on the condition of your family’s smiles, too. We have three helpful tips on how to translate your zest for spring cleaning into the oral health arena. These tips can be helpful for you, your little one(s), and the whole family!  (more…)